Homicide investigators were called to the scene and are handling the investigation. The investigation revealed the victim had an altercation with the suspect, identified as 38-year-old Forrest Robert Brantley. At some point in the altercation, Brantley used a weapon to cause traumatic injuries to the victim’s neck area. Brantley was last seen walking away from the scene.
This morning at approximately 10 a.m., police officers from the Ventura Police Department saw Brantley in the area of E. Santa Clara Street and Junipero Street in the City of Ventura. VPD officers arrested Brantley without incident. Brantley is currently in their custody and is expected to be booked into Ventura County Jail and eventually extradited to San Diego County.
The San Diego Police Department would like to thank the San Diego and Ventura communities for working with SDPD to track down Brantley.